Minimal-prep veneers have very little difference compared to porcelain veneers. They’re both widely used in cosmetic dental offices in Chicago because of how well they can help to fix these common oral health issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stains or discolorations
- Gaps and spaces
- Crowded, worn, or misshapen teeth
The difference between porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers is easy to understand. In order to get porcelain veneers to adhere perfectly to your natural teeth, your dentist must remove some of your tooth enamel prior to placing your porcelain veneers. Once the enamel is removed, the change is irreversible. However, minimal-prep veneers are designed differently, requiring little to no preparation of your teeth.
Adult patients who have extremely dark staining in their teeth or more significant cosmetic concerns are generally great candidates for minimal-prep veneers. To complete your cosmetic dentistry transformation, you might need two visits to North Michigan Avenue Dental Group. First, we prepare your teeth and prepare the tooth structure for the veneer placement. We’ll use high-tech digital impressions to create naturally-appealing, custom cosmetic veneers that you’re going to love. When the custom veneers are completed, we will have you return to the office for placement. If you’ve been interested in learning more about how porcelain or minimal-prep veneers work, schedule a visit with us. We’re happy to explain the treatment process to you and discuss your options for a gorgeous, healthy smile.